Hailing from London's working class East End, The 4-Skins formed in 1979 at the very onset of Oi! music. By the time this, their 2nd full length, was released in 1983 by the Syndicate Records label, the group had gone through numerous line-up changes and were now sporting a heavier, more melodic, hard rock-based sound fronted by ex-Last Resort vocalist, Roi Pearce. One of the hardest hitting punk albums of the 0s A Fistful Of 4-Skins is reissued here on LP with 2 tracks ("On The Streets" from the son Of Oi!' compilation and a demo version of saturday') added as bonus!
A collection of the earliest singles (esterday's Heroes', ne Law For Them', and Low Life', from 1981-1982) along with a few of the most representative hyhmns from the most epitomal OI! band ever, all packed onto one vinyl LP. A full retrospective on their early era, this is 4 Skins at their absolute top, and a must for all skinheads out there.
The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins is the debut LP - originally released on Secret Records in 1982 - from East End Oi! legends The 4-Skins. Recorded with the first stable line-up after mumerous changes, fronted by legendary vocalist Panther (who stepped in after the original singer Gary Hodges' defection), this is violent, political, and as real as Oi! gets, this is one of the absolute classic LPs of the genre. Featuring studio recordings on Side A and amped up live versions of such OI! classics as "A.C.A.B" or "Chaos" on Side B, the album remains a coherent punk masterwork, which also happens to include - in the first s... + INFO
During the mid/1970s, the Aggrovators could do no wrong. This ace team of session musicians that was forged as an off/shoot of the Soul Syndicate were responsible for some of the biggest hits of the decade, recorded with Bunny Lee's rising stars, such as Johnnie Clarke and his rival, Cornell Campbell. Following on from the great Shalom Dub set of 1975, Rasta Dub '76 is another truly magnificent dub set culled from Aggrovators hits *by Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell and others(< this time, the entire album was given a scintillating mix/down at King Tubby's studio by the great Prince Jammy, and the sonic excellence has... + INFO
As the sixties came to a close, Laurel Aitken was firmly established as Britian-s favourite Jamaican performer, enormously popular with members of both the country-s West Indian ex/pat communities and its rapidly growing Reggae/loving Skinhead population. Unsurprisingly, competition to gain rights to his works among the country-s leading Jamaican music companies was fierce and often bitter, so when, early in 69, Pama Records acquired his signature, the achievement was rightly regarded as a major coup by the London/based operation. Over the weeks that immediately followed, Laurel duly provided Pama with a number of bes... + INFO